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Government achievements campaign (FOI)

Government achievements campaign (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 March 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please provide the total budget provided for the Government achievements campaign and, where possible, the number of hours of officer time spent on delivering the campaign.

Please also provide all emails sent or received by the Chief Minister and his Assistant Chief Ministers concerning this campaign.



No additional costs are arising as a result of this campaign.

All marketing materials are being consolidated in house with the vast majority of content utilising existing and past campaign materials.

No additional staff have been recruited or contracted to run the campaign with all work being incorporated within normal working hours of existing Government of Jersey staff.

An estimation for the cost of the hours of the existing staff over the course of the six-week campaign is £8,273.69. This figure has been calculated by collating the total hours estimated to be spent across the campaign, including preparation time ahead of its commencement on 31 January, along with the respective hourly rates of the relevant officers. The estimated costs include an allocation of time for staff attending any interviews etc. By way of example the Recruit Local campaign cost an estimated £20,000, and the 2020 Flu campaign cost approximately £12,800.


Searches were undertaken on the email accounts of Senator John Le Fondré, Deputy Carolyn Labey, Deputy Rowland Huelin, Deputy Scott Wickenden and Connétable Richard Buchanan for the period 01 January 2022 to 01 February 2022 (date of this request). Relevant emails are attached.

 Email correspondence 1

 Email correspondence 2

 Email correspondence 3

The attachments have been redacted in accordance with the Articles 25 (Personal Information) and Article 33 (Commercial Interests) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. Duplicates, and emails that are entirely exempt, have been removed.

Note: The attachments to the emails were created as internal reference documents only.

Articles applied

Article 25 - Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if – (a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and (b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

Article 33 - Commercial interests

Information is qualified exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or

(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).

Public Interest Test

Article 33 (b) is a prejudice-based exemption. That means that in order to engage this exemption there must be a likelihood that disclosure would cause prejudice to the interest that the exemption protects. In addition, this is a qualified exemption and consideration must be given to the public interest in maintaining the exemption.

The Scheduled Public Authority (SPA) considers that information redacted under Article 33 could prejudice the commercial interests of the Government of Jersey and/or third parties. There may be public interest in the commercial information however it was considered that this is outweighed by the potential for commercial and/or financial damage.

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